Village of Buchanan, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Buchanan as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 53.
Fireworks — See Ch. 93.
Quarrying and blasting — See Ch. 143.
Soil disturbances and excavations — See Ch. 159.
Zoning — See Ch. 211.
[Adopted 10-4-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971 (Ch. 40 of the 1971 Code)]

§ 119-1 Permit required.

No person, corporation, firm, association or organization shall operate or cause to be operated any mechanical device known as a "public address system," "sound truck" or "sound-amplifying equipment," by means of which the voice, any musical instrument or other sound is magnified, amplified or projected on any of the streets, ways, parks and public buildings or places within the Village of Buchanan or in any place in said Village from which said device is heard on the streets, ways, public buildings and parks in said Village, for the purpose of advertising any merchandise, publicizing, announcing public or private exhibitions, performances, meetings, speeches or events, or amplifying speeches, addresses, ceremonies, meetings, musical events or concerts, or otherwise amplifying, projecting and magnifying sound, without first obtaining a permit from the Village of Buchanan, New York, to operate and use said device as aforesaid.

§ 119-2 Permit issuance; revocation.

Such permit for the operation of said mechanical sound device specified in the preceding section shall be granted by the Mayor of the Village or the Chief of Police of the Village, and the granting and issuing of said permit shall be in the sole discretion of said Mayor or Chief of Police and shall be issued upon such conditions, time and places of operation as such officers shall deem proper, and such permit shall be subject to revocation at any time, in the discretion of such officers.

§ 119-3 Appeals.

The applicant for such permit who has been refused a permit as hereinabove specified may apply to the Board of Trustees for such permit at a meeting thereof, and the same may be granted or refused by said Board.

§ 119-4 Penalties for offenses.

Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $50, and, in addition, such violation shall be deemed disorderly conduct, and the person convicted shall be deemed a disorderly person.
[Adopted 11-15-1982 by L.L. No. 7-1982 (Ch. 31 of the 1971 Code)]

§ 119-5 Restrictions.

No person shall cause or permit to be caused, beyond the boundaries of property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by him nor on any public property, any noise which can be heard by an individual with normal hearing, specifically any of the following:
A. 
Continuous animal noises are prohibited between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
B. 
Construction, demolition and the use of chain saws, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and other landscape maintenance equipment are each prohibited between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on all days and prohibited until 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, except in the event of an emergency requiring immediate construction or demolition.
[Amended 7-5-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
C. 
Radios, televisions, record players, amplified music, tape recorders and other like devices shall be so modulated as not to annoy or cause discomfort to surrounding neighbors at any time during the day.
D. 
Between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on all days and prohibited until the hour of 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, minibikes, snowmobiles and motorcycles of any description designed for either on- or off-road use shall not be operated on private property closer than 200 feet to any residence except the residence of the owner or operator thereof or any residence to which the owner or operator may be invited.
[Amended 7-5-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
E. 
All other loud or raucous noises likely to annoy or disturb people are prohibited between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on all days and prohibited until the time of 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
[Amended 7-5-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
F. 
No internal combustion engine shall be operated at any time or place in the Village of Buchanan without an adequate muffler designed and manufactured to suppress exhaust noises to a minimum.

§ 119-6 Penalties for offenses.

A violation of this article is an offense punishable by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $100. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense.